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Saturday, April 4, 2020

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Countdown to Christmas in Leicester with the big lights switch-on

With less than a week to go before the Christmas lights switch-on in Leicester, the countdown to the festive period is well underway

Spectacular Ferris Wheel to return to Leicester for Diwali

This year’s Diwali celebrations will feature a huge range of events for all the family to enjoy. The centrepiece will see the return of the spectacular 110-foot Ferris Wheel on the Golden Mile. The celebrations will run from Friday 14 October to Sunday 6 November. It is one of the biggest events outside of...

Princess Anne to visit Leicester

Princess Anne will be visiting Leicester tomorrow to officially open the new Accident and Emergency Department at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. The chief executive of Leicester’s hospitals, John Adler, said: “The University Hospitals of Leicester is pleased to confirm that HRH The Princess Royal, Patron of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, will formally open...

Diwali set to light up Leicester

Leicester’s Diwali celebrations return to light up our streets this October. Diwali has been celebrated in Leicester for many years and it is one of the most significant cultural events in the Hindu, Sikh and Jain calendars. The celebrations in Leicester are one of the biggest Diwali events outside of India. The festival kicks off with...

Free visit to Santa’s Grotto in Leicester city centre

The finishing touches to Santa’s Grotto in New Market Square is now complete and Santa is ready to meet all those excited little ones. Set around a 5-metre christmas tree, with a tree lined route leading to a snow-topped grotto, there really is an enchanting festive scene in the air. Children will be able to meet...

Ricky Gervais to perform new gig in Leicester

Ricky Gervais is returning to stage with his first stand-up tour in seven years. The tour dates have been released and the show will be coming to Leicester in November. The creator and star of The Office, Extras and Derek, Ricky Gervais will be bringing his Humanity tour to De Montfort Hall on Wednesday 29...

The Royal Television Society Midland Awards 2019 winners

The glittering Royal Television Society Midlands Awards 2019 took place last night, celebrating the television and broadcasting industry across the region

Dazzling light shows planned for Diwali celebrations

A number of dazzling light shows will form the centrepiece of this years Diwali celebrations. The Ocean of Light display will feature thousands of suspended lights in space. Another dazzling spectacle will use LED umbrellas to create moving rangolis. The displays will take place during the Diwali light switch-on event at Cossington Street Recreation Ground...

Vaisakhi procession to take place in Leicester

Thousands of people are due to take part in a major annual Sikh parade through Leicester this weekend. The Vaisakhi procession, which takes place on Sunday 22 April, will see up to 10,000 people walking in a route through the centre, along with thousands of spectators lining the route, which runs from the Guru...

Continental market returns to city centre

European treats and delicacies are on offer next week as the continental market returns to Leicester. The market will be in Gallowtree Gate and Humberstone Gate from Wednesday 27 September until Sunday 1 October. Over 50 different traders from all over the world will put up their stalls offering a range of continental flavours and unique...

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